Westfield Eastgardens is an active member of the local community and takes pride in contributing to many local organisations as well as supporting our local partner, Wairoa School. Our partnership with Wairoa School aims at assisting to achieve their goals of new equipment and further educational support for their students. To raise these much needed funds, throughout the year a wide variety of projects are undertaken, including our annual GiveAbility Day.
We also provide opportunities for local charitable organisations to drive awareness of their work within the centre.
About Wairoa School
Located in Bondi, Wairoa School provides educational programs for students with moderate to high support needs. Our programs support students with a moderate to severe intellectual disability, who may also have additional support needs related to autism, physical disabilities and/or sensory disabilities. The physical environment of our indoor and outdoor learning areas specifically address the many and varying special needs of the wide range of students enrolled. Class sizes at Wairoa School also reflect the support needs of our students. Each class of approximately six students has a special education teacher and a teachers aide special. In addition to school staffing, students receive support, at school and home, from Eastern Sydney Developmental Disability Team who provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy as required. Each student has a Learning Support Team which may include parents, family members, teacher and teachers aide special, the principal, school counsellor and therapists. This team develops an Individual Education Plan, an IEP, with outcomes for learning. Student progress is published in their individual portfolios.